Created in 1953, "The American Road" is an epic documentary that tells both the history of the automobile in America and the story of the Ford Motor Company. You can see the entire film elsewhere on our Youtube channel. This is simply a portion of the film -- a modern "end segment" or epilogue to the historic film showing modern highways and the Golden Gate Bridge in the 1970s. This end segment was updated several times and spliced into prints of the film before they... Topics: Ford Motor Company, 1970's, Highway, US Interstate Highway, Golden Gate Bridge
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On preparations for and activities at the Golden Gate International Exposition. Reel 1, exhibition buildings are constructed on Treasure Island, Calif., in 1936. Shows views of San Francisco and scenes aboard the ferry to Treasure Island. Seats and electric equipment are installed in the Federal Theatre building on Treasure Island. Shows wardrobe design and fitting and rehearsal scenes. Reel 2, the FTP presents a puppet show, "Hansel and Gretel" and "American Exodus." Elsa... Topics: Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.), Motion pictures, Theater,...
This is a fascinating silent 16mm movie newsreel of the San Francisco World's Fair -- known as The Golden Gate International Exposition. It was held at San Francisco's Treasure Island, and was a World's Fair celebrating, among other things, the city's two newly built bridges. The San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge opened in 1936 and the Golden Gate Bridge in 1937. The exposition opened from February 18, 1939, through October 29, 1939, and from May 25, 1940, through September 29, 1940.The... Topics: San Francisco, World's Fair, Golden Gate Exposition, Yerba Buena Island, 1939, 1940, newsreel
Created in 1957, "A California Tour" is one of Castle Film's rare color travelogues. It features vintage images of national parks such as Yosemite and the Redwoods as well as major cities. This includes Los Angeles, Monterey, San Francisco, Santa Barbara and more. There are shots of Los' Angeles Westlake Park, Laguna Beach, Olvera Street, freeways, the intersection of Hollywood and Vine, and the Chinese Theater. The Brown Derby Restaurant is seen around 4:45. San Francisco... Topics: Castle Films, San Francisco, California, Chinese Theater Market street, Alcatraz, California, Cable...